UN studying NKorea sanctions

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    The U.N. Security Council is studying how to respond to revelations about a new uranium enrichment plant in North Korea, as well as the country's shelling of a populated island in neighboring South Korea, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said Monday.

    Rice spoke after the powerful 15-member group held routine consultations on U.N. sanctions against communist-led North Korea. The United States is one of the council's five permanent, and most powerful, members.

    She said the that council's concerns about North Korea's nuclear activities have been heightened by its attack last week on Yeonpyeong, an island under U.N. command and administered by South Korea. Two South Korean marines and two civilians were killed in the shelling.

    Rice said the U.S. and other council members were holding consultations with China, another permanent member of the council, and other countries in the region.

    "We've looked to China to play a responsible leadership role in working to maintain peace and security in that region," the U.S. ambassador said. "It's in China's interest."

    "We continue to call on North Korea to cease its irresponsible actions against its neighbors, to fully abide by the terms of the armistice, and to adhere to its international obligations," said Rice. "We will continue to work with the international community to maintain peace and security in this region as we simultaneously confront the threat posed by North Korea's ongoing nuclear activities."

    International worries about North Korea's nuclear weapons program sharpened earlier this month after a U.S. nuclear scientist reported visiting a new sophisticated uranium enrichment plant that could improve its ability to make and deliver nuclear weapons. The situation was made more critical after North Korea shelled the South Korean island.

    The Security Council imposed economic and commercial sanctions on North Korea in 2006 after the country claimed to have held a nuclear test. It bars North Korea from holding any additional nuclear tests and demands the suspension of any existing nuclear program, with a review to be held every 90 days.
     
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    Tell us something the US Security Council has done to demonstrate they are "powerful."
     
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    Granny says, "Dat's right - dat's how to deal with Fatboy Kim...

    UN Further Tightens North Korea Sanctions
    Dec 01, 2016 | UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council voted Wednesday to further tighten sanctions on North Korea following months of diplomatic wrangling.
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    Merkel offers to broker No. Korean nuclear deal...
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    North Korea warns U.S. will pay due price for spearheading U.N. sanctions
    September 10, 2017 - North Korea warned on Monday the United States would pay a “due price” for spearheading a U.N. Security Council resolution against its latest nuclear test, as Washington presses for a vote on a draft resolution imposing more sanctions on Pyongyang.
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    China enforces sanctions against No. Korea...
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    China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade
    23 Sept.`17 - China has moved to limit North Korea's oil supply and will stop buying textiles from the politically isolated nation, it said on Saturday.
     
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    Fatboy brought all this on himself. Now he can deal with the consequences. Glad China and Russia finally decided to spank the brat publically.
     
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    Far be it from me to defend nuclear proliferation let alone a communist, stalinist state that makes China looks like an open society, but at least one of the arguments he constantly uses makes a lot of sense:

    "Qaddafi surrendered his entire nuclear program to the international community and look what happened to him."
     
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    Absolutely correct. However, he is going about this the wrong way. He should take refuge in his Chinese overlords. He should go to them with hat in hand, get back in their good graces and stop this silliness with the missile launches. This is all far far from irreparable.
     
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    The Germans? lol! That commie sow can't manage her own nation.
     
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